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Best Buy offering free HTC smartphone with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 purchase

Talk about a good deal: Best Buy announced today that it will offer customers who purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which hits stores on this coming Tuesday, the option of receiving a free HTC smarphone with the signing of a two-year contract (of course).

The phones Best Buy is giving away are the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint, the Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon and the Inspire 4G for AT&T. Not a bad selection at all, especially when you can get it for free (plus contract price), which will save you between $100 and $150, depending on which device you choose. We recommend the EVO 4G, assuming you’re on Sprint. It is the best overall device. 

According to CNet, the free smartphone offering is part of Best Buy’s strategy to build customer awareness about its variety of wireless offerings.

Best Buy has become an increasingly prevalent retailer in the smartphone game. The big box store became the first non-Apple outlet to offer the iPhone, and a growing number of new Android devices, like the HTC Rezound, which was unveiled on Thursday.

Whether or not Best Buy can lure in hoards of Modern Warfare 3 customers remains to be seen. But if you’re planning to start up a new wireless contract and pick up a copy of Modern Warfare 3 next week, then we literally can’t think of a better place to get both of these things than Best Buy. Smooth move, Best Buy. Smooth…